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Photocopy (2017)

When a retired old man in Cairo begins to learn about the extinction of dinosaurs, it sets off a series of events that will give his life renewed meaning.

Director:

Tamer Ashri

Writer:

Haitham Dabbour (as Haytham Dabboor)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mahmoud Hemida ... Mahmoud (as Mahmood Hemaidah)
Shirin Redha ... Safia
Farah Yusuf Farah Yusuf ... Dalia
Bayyumi Fuad ... Hosni
Ahmad Dash ... Abdulaziz
Aydah El-Kashef ... Bassant
Mohamed Gamal Kalbaz Mohamed Gamal Kalbaz ... Anas
Sami Abdulhalim Sami Abdulhalim ... Bahy
Walid Abdulghani Walid Abdulghani ... Gamal
Botros Marco Botros Marco ... Othman
Marwa Anwar Marwa Anwar ... Marwa
Muhammad Abdulmuizz Muhammad Abdulmuizz ... Sayed
Mutasem Shaban Mutasem Shaban ... Accountant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amr Abdulhalim Amr Abdulhalim
Amr Ahmad Amr Ahmad
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Storyline

Where do you see yourself in five years? A standard question Mahmoud is asked in a job interview, only to open up deeper questions within him about his life's purpose. A former manual worker in a printing press whose job has become obsolete due to the growing use of computers, Mahmoud is at point in his life where he begins to relate to the extinction of dinosaurs. He leads a routine life that revolves around the photocopy shop he owns, his pension, always late, and his neighbors and customers who, like him, are warm and affectionate. Nothing clouds this pretty picture except for the greedy landlord, who harbours no compassion for Mahmoud's financial difficulties, and is constantly nagging him about his late rent. Meanwhile, Mahmoud grapples with developing feelings for his neighbor, Safeya, a widow, who in turn grapples with loneliness. Their budding romance hits many roadblocks, from their advancing years, to Safeya's son's disapproval of the relationship, to Safeya's own troubled ... Written by Amir Ramses

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Drama

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22 June 2020 | by mmdsafwatSee all my reviews

The performance of Mahmoud Hemaida reminds me of my father's style and behavior.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Egypt

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

21 December 2017 (Egypt) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cairo, Egypt

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,217
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